27th February 2013: Weathering the shield I made it looked weathered and battle worn by painting on scratches, mud splatters and burns! :)
27th February 2013: Painting the shield Masking off and painting :)
27th February 2013: The first cast! (Left) I casted it in resin and fibreglass, I attached the handle and strap on the inside with resin and fibreglass as well. The edges were neatened off with a dremmel (I should have fibreglassed neater lol!)
(Right) A quick base coat of plastic primer before I painted it
27th February 2013: Moulding the shield After lots of sanding I finally moulded it. I did a silicone jacket mould - barely had any silicone or fibreglass though so it's not as strong as it should have been :( guna re-do it a bit soon!
27th February 2013: Sanding the shield and putting the grooves in I used a wash of watered down acrylic paint to see where the imperfections were. I fillered them and sanded it back again.
I used a small bit of sandpaper to make the grooves whilst it was spinning on the lathe. I made the grooves for the star when it was off the lathe.
27th February 2013: Carving the shield I used a lathe to spin my shield as I sanded it so that it was symmetrical.
I then covered it in carbody filler and sanded it smooth on the lathe. It didn't do it perfectly so I had to do some of this by hand.
27th February 2013: Starting the shield I cut a 24" circle out of wood, used expanding foam to glue two circles of styrofoam to it, and attached the piece for the lathe on the back.
27th February 2013: Boots Fake red leather trainers with wedge heel. Such a cool find (y)
(for the gloves I just used my red leather gloves)
27th February 2013: The arm and shin guards Plastazote and craft foam covered in fake leather. The silver bits are plastic sprayed silver.
I weathered them with ink :)
27th February 2013: The trousers Very proud of my trousers :) only had time to make one of the pockets real- and perfect size for my phone! :D wooooohoo!
(By the way - the bum shot. I HAD TO. I HAD TO!) hahaha :p
27th February 2013: Sewing the bicep patches on Sewing the patches on and the red and white belt/corset thing
27th February 2013: The top half finished! This was Kyle holding the star up to a half finished top! :p
The red and white belt was two pieces of fabric (both with ironed on vilene) and a piece of craft foam sewn in between them :)
The front panel on the chest had card behind it as well as vilene, just to stiffen it up!
27th February 2013: The fabric Heavy weft polyester - £3.99 a meter (y) I used lots of heavy vilene behind it to make it stiffer like kevlar
27th February 2013: Making the belt Making the belt! I made it the same as Cap's belt except with only four pockets and it fits around a woman's hips. For the buckle I just used a cheap plastic one sprayed silver.
Those pockets were so handy! :P
27th February 2013: Painted star! I gave it a coat of plastic primer before spraying it with silver carbody paint then clear lacquer
27th February 2013: Moulding the star I used silicone to mould my star and cast it in fast cast
27th February 2013: Making the star For the star I made a template/frame from cardboard, filled the gaps with carbody filler, sanded it back until it was smooth and then sprayed it with filler primer to make it extra smooth :p
Tallia3 - 27th February 2013
Ooh, I saw you at LSCC. Meant to tell you then how great your outfit was, but luckily can still tell you now!
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